Put some Oompah in your celebrations and embark on a mission to Munich.
Munich, the land of Bavarian dreams, has so much diversity that any number of people could visit and find exactly what they’re looking for - from laid back spa days and sightseeing trips, to full on Bavarian madness; this place has it all. Often referred to as ‘the city with a heart’ and, boasting an official motto of ‘Munich Loves You’, you won’t find a friendlier place than this.
The gothic architecture adds a fantastic backdrop to the labyrinth of winding cobbled streets, flanked by countless cafes, restaurants, bars and bakeries. With over six thousand licensed establishments – and 180 beer gardens - there is no shortage of places to party. The entertainment here is 24 hours, bars are open until breakfast and the enduring buzz of excitement simply doesn’t stop. The vast array of parkland gives a welcome break to the incredible amount of shopping venues.
My friend had her hen do in Munich, which was class. We did a brewery tour, hit the markets, then spent the night in a traditional beer hall. There's nothing quite like it.
When you think of Munich, you most likely imagine giant steins of beer and bearded men wearing lederhosen and dancing to Oompah music… this is true, but there’s so much more to this city than that. This nation produces no less than 1.2 billion bottles of wine a year, and we’re not talking solely about Liebfraumilch - the variety of drinks in Munich far surpasses those of the malted barley variety. Then there’s a whole host of other quirky cultural traits which the locals are incredibly keen on involving you in - from the likes of traditional music and dancing, right through to the delicious ginger bread biscuits available in hundreds of bakeries throughout the city.
A hen weekend in Munich is completely unique - a cosmopolitan blend of top notch nightlife, delicious food and drink, as well as a whole host of proud local traditions which will live in the memory long after the hangover has gone.